Reiki Energy Balancing is a holistic healing modality that is taught and transmitted through a lineage of healers and practitioners. During the last century, the lineage weaves back to 1930s Japan and its modern day founder, Mikao Usui who first began teaching Reiki healing in its current form. The system allows the healer to act as a vehicle for energy (like prana or chi) that integrates the subtle human energy field with the body to address issues of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health and well-being.
Older traditions also inform Reiki practice; particularly, Reiki has been seen to correlate with the Bon Tradition of Tibet as well as yoga, meditation, compassion, and breathing practices developed through the ages. Reiki can be transmitted in person or from a distance.
Yoga asana and meditation practices support the healing of mind and body from within one’s own self. Similar to Reiki, Yoga practice facilitates the movement of energy–prana–that integrates mind and body. With practice we can learn to listen to our own unique way, and become our own healers.
Reiki and Yoga can be practiced together or independently. Private sessions generally last one hour. Private group Yoga classes are also available and can be scheduled for a single session or an ongoing class.
YOGA AND REIKI PRIVATE SESSIONS
$180/3 one-hour sessions; valid for one month
$275/5 one-hour sessions; valid for six weeks
$450/10 one-hour sessions; valid for three months
Privates are located at Alaya Studio, 1015 Dea Lane, Taos, New Mexico.
YOGA CLASS AND SCHEDULE
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is a Hatha Yoga form originating in Mysore, India and initially taught by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. The pattern for form sets the ground for creative and subtle exploration of being in the body, while improving strength and flexibility, balanced energy flow, and a more calm and clear mind. Alignment of asana–posture–is learned alongside the more subtle internal form using pranayama, bandas, drishti–breathing, internal points of attention, gaze. Ashtanga Yoga can be practiced intensely as is the traditional method, while the form can also be adapted for therapeutic purpose. The structure of vinyasa–movement–combined with breath complements the underlying principle of practice–discipline and dispassion, effort and surrender. This recipe for practice with a creative and compassionate approach makes it accessible to anyone.
Tuesday, 5:30-7p: Ashtanga Yoga Nitty Gritty (begins March 2019)
Appropriate for those who are new to the practice as well as seasoned practitioners, this class moves more slowly to bring attention to the art and subtlety of breath and alignment from the beginning. Focus is on detail to all aspects of the form and varies from class to class.
Casa Gallina, 613 Callejón, Taos.
Thursday, 6:15-7:45p: Ashtanga Yoga, Level 2
A more traditional guidance through the beginning of the Primary Series, this class moves more quickly and requires familiarity with the basics of Ashtanga Yoga practice including ujjayi pranayama, Suryanamaskar A&B, and Standing Poses.
Awarenessworks Studio at Northstar Plaza, 65 NM-522, El Prado
$48/4 class per month; $60/5 classes per month
For more information or to schedule a private Reiki or Yoga session or a group private, please send an email to: email@example.com
Jennifer Ammann draws from twenty-five years of Yoga training that has included study of asana form and alignment in conjunction with awareness of internal form and nadis (subtle energy channels). Yoga philosophy, meditation, and pranayama have been an integral part of her asana training and teaching. She studied and trained to be a teacher in the Ashtanga Vinyasa form with Richard Freeman, founder of the Yoga Workshop in Boulder, CO. She is currently fulfilling a year-long Reiki Master Training, Level III, with Susan Chiocci, founder of Reiki Colorado in Boulder, CO.